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The Rat
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Posted - 07/08/2009 :  18:47:42  Show Profile  Visit The Rat's Homepage Send The Rat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
But will this increase beer consumption?

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Posted - 07/09/2009 :  07:53:19   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send R.Wreck a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by The Rat

But will this increase beer consumption?


It is hard to say from the story if this process will produce a net gain in useful energy:

By attaching hydrogen to another element, nitrogen, Botte and her colleagues realized that they can store hydrogen without the exotic environmental conditions, and then release it with less electricity, 0.037 Volts instead of the 1.23 Volts needed for water.


The voltage doesn't matter. The question is whether or not the energy available from the released hydrogen is more than the energy you put in to release the hydrogen.

Just reading that story did increase my desire for a beer, though.

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